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Augustus Theodore Wirgman

1846 - 1917

Reverend Augustus Theodore Wirgman was born Sep 22, 1846, and is the eldest son of the Reverend Augustus Wirgman. He was educated at Rossall School and Magdalen College, Cambridge (BA Classical Tripos, Theological Honours, 2nd Class, and MA). In 1874 he went to South Africa as Vice Principal of St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, became Rector of St Mary's, Port Elizabeth, in 1875; Rural Dean of Port Elizabeth in 1884-96; Canon of Grahamstown in 1899, and Hon Chaplain to the King in 1905. Canon Wirgman is also Senior Chaplain of the Cape Colonial Forces, and holds the General Service medal, 1877-81, QSA and clasp for the Boer War, 1900, and the Imperial Long Service (officers') Decoration, 1896. Canon Wirgman is in Examiner and Member of the Executive of the Divinity Faculty of the South African Church, and Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Mashonaland. He is the author of The Prayer-book with Historical Notes, The Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer, The Sevenfold Gifts, The Church and the Civil Power, The Spirit of Liberty, The English Reformation, History of the English Church and People in South Africa, The Doctrine of Confirmation, The Constitutional Authority of Bishops, The Blessed Virgin and the Company of Heaven, and has written articles in the Nineteenth Century on the Boer War. He married, Jan 13, 1874, Rose, daughter of Andrew J Worthington, of Staffs. (from TN)

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